Southern Carpathian Mountains
The Southern Carpathians (also known as the Transylvanian Alps) are a mountain range that you will visit and be delighted to admire in many of our private guided tours.
They span over a distance of almost 340 km (210 miles) and are the epicenter of mountainous beauty and wildlife in Romania. To the south they are bordered by the Balkan mountain range.
Their territory is covered by vast areas of pristine forests, in fact, the largest chunk of unfragmented forests left in Central Europe, and is home to the largest brown bear population in Europe, and 45% of the big carnivores’ population of the continent (brown bears, lynx, wolves).
The Southern Carpathians are the second highest group of mountains in the Carpathian Mountain range (after Tatra), reaching heights of over 2,500 meters (8,250 ft). Although lower than the Alps, they have a pure alpine landscape and can reveal harsh conditions. Their high mountain character, combined with great accessibility, makes them popular with tourists and scientists.
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